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Skype iOS app gets background blur feature



Skype iOS app gets background blur feature

Background blur features first appeared on desktop versions of the app way back in Februry 2019.

Skype’s mobile app for iPhones and iPads has been updated with a new screen-slurring feature similar to the background blur in Microsoft Teams.

The features has not supported on Android platform. The Verge reported that, the feature has been available on the desktop version of Skype.

You can update the latest version of Skype for iPhone or iad and enable background blur within the download options.

How to Blur background during video call in Skype

During a call, hover over the video button video button or click the more menu More menu.

Tap Choose background effect.

You can Blur the room you’re in currently

Choose an image you previously added, or Add a new image to customize your background effect.

Microsoft is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to blur everything in a room around the user and keep the user as the main focal point.

The blur effect, which is effectively bokeh, will detect hair, arms and hands to avoid blurring out key body language during video calls.

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